In a 2008 interview with the weekly paper Denver Westword, Darker My Love bassist/vocalist Rob Barbato adamantly refuted the notion that his band was immersed in any sense of nostalgia. "No, we're not trying to do any kind of a throwback," Barbato said. "You're influenced by what you're influenced by. We just make the music we make together, the five of us. We're not trying to jump on any scene or anything, you know? If we were trying to do that, we’re like a decade late." The band opens for Delta Spirit Wednesday at The Mad Hatter.